Have you ever been slandered? I mean really targeted by someone fully intending to hurt you? I have. It's awful. It takes time to figure out something is wrong. When you do, the damage has already been done. Then it's a matter of wondering out who else may be looking at you sideways. Slander is … Continue reading Slander
I received a couple of questions regarding yesterday's post, specifically Deuteronomy 23:1, "No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord." The first person asked whether this would include accidental mutilation. The second wondered if this was for attendance in the tabernacle or if … Continue reading The Assembly of the Lord
In my last post, I wrote about a routine of starting the day our right with bible reading and prayer, particularly regarding spiritual warfare. Today, I'm going to share a little bit on what the bible refers to as "impudent" prayer. This was from listening to John MacArthur's recent sermon series "Don't Be Afraid To … Continue reading Impudent Prayer
Confession time. I have been pretty frustrated lately with my indwelling sin. It doesn't seem to be getting any better with regard to noticeable change in self-control. In other words, it doesn't seem as if I have lost any weight. I've come to the biblical conclusion that for me dieting and exercise regimens are a … Continue reading Patiently Waiting?
My last post, "He's Coming!" called us to be ready for Jesus' return. We don't know when, so we're to live as if he could come at any minute. What does that look like? That got me to thinking about how much this Christian life is like a two-sided coin. For example, we're called to … Continue reading Like a Two-Sided Coin
We're in Leviticus with my church bible plan. It's the book many dread reading. I get that, but there are some very interesting things in it as well. For example, God says a couple of times, "You shall be holy as I am holy." What does that mean? I'm not going to attempt to plumb … Continue reading You Shall Be Holy